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Fannie Brown, Waco,Texas. Portraits of Ex-Slaves 1930's/ Yes, even in Waco, Texas we had a past...

Fannie Brown, Waco,Texas. Portraits of Ex-Slaves 1930's/ Yes, even in Waco, Texas we had a past...

Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.

Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.

Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.

Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.

WILL ADAMS, was born in 1857, a slave of Dave Cavin, in Harrison Co., Texas. He remained with the Cavins until 1885, then farmed for himself.  "I lives by myself now and they gives me $13.00 a month. I'd be proud to git it if it wasn't more'n a dollar, 'cause they ain't nothin' a old man can do no more."

WILL ADAMS, was born in 1857, a slave of Dave Cavin, in Harrison Co., Texas. He remained with the Cavins until 1885, then farmed for himself. "I lives by myself now and they gives me $13.00 a month. I'd be proud to git it if it wasn't more'n a dollar, 'cause they ain't nothin' a old man can do no more."

LowCountry Africana  Find ancestors and history among the historically rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and northeastern Florida, home to the rich Gullah/Geechee culture, in this site sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC.

LowCountry Africana Find ancestors and history among the historically rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and northeastern Florida, home to the rich Gullah/Geechee culture, in this site sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC.

“Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938” contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former enslaved persons. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/

“Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938” contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former enslaved persons. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/

Postcard showing Euro American man holding shotgun and dog, with African American men, women, and children, in cotton field.  West Point, Miss., 1908. Library of Congress photo, public domain.

Postcard showing Euro American man holding shotgun and dog, with African American men, women, and children, in cotton field. West Point, Miss., 1908. Library of Congress photo, public domain.

Beaumont, Texas...EDGAR and MINERVA BENDY, Ages 90 and 83. (Born in Slavery:  Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938).

Beaumont, Texas...EDGAR and MINERVA BENDY, Ages 90 and 83. (Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938).

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